Latin America & Other destinations

Would you like to spend a semester or an academic year at the University of the Basque Country?

Please, check the following information:

- Whole academic year (September 2019 to June/July 2020):           30th April 2019
- First semester (September 2019 to January 2020):                         30th April 2019
- Second semester (January 2020 to June/July 2020):                       31st October 2019

* In case of having problems with these dates consult the options with the International Relations office. 

* We strongly recommend not to wait until the previously mentioned deadlines to send the complete documentation of the nominated students. We receive multiple cancellations from students regarding problems with visas, either because of late applications or due to the elevated number of visas to be issued in the consulates during November/December or June/July.

Important aspects to take into account

Distribution of centres / faculties in 3 academic Campus located in different cities.

Our university has three academic campuses, placed in three different cities:

  • Campus of Álava: in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
  • Campus of Bizkaia: the centres are divided into two areas, Bilbao and Leioa. To move from one place to another is necessary the use the public transport, that´s why it is really difficult to study subjects from several centres of Bilbao and Leioa at the same time.
  • Campus of Gipuzkoa: in Donostia-San Sebastián.

There is a lot of distance between the different campuses, in case the students choose subjects from several centres, these centres must be located on the same campus.

Medical insurance for international visitors

Some important issues before selecting subjects.

The UPV/EHU does not require a minimum amount of credits to attend to the visiting students, but we do recommend to attend at least 3 subjects per semester so that academically it is worth the stay.

We recommend students, before selecting the subjects, keeping the following in mind:

  • Our academic year may be different than yours. Please check the dates.
  • It is recommended to study subjects from a single centre (except Engineering or Economics and Business in Bilbao). It will be allowed to take 1 or 2 subjects from another centre, as long as they are located in the same geographical area and most subjects to be attended belong to the centre where they will be admitted.
  • Each semester different subjects are offered, so it is important that the student verifies that the chosen subjects are taught in the semester in which he visits us.
  • Most of Fall semester final exams are taken during January. In case the student requests to change the date to December, he/she should check the possibility directly with the Faculty.
  • Students will not be allowed to study full year subjects if they just stay one semester, with only a few exceptions.

Department of Medicine and Dentistry.

Faculty of Medicine and Nursing (Medicine and Dentistry) will only receive applications from universities that have a bilateral exchange agreement with them. No matter the period of stay of the students here (1st or 2nd semester of the academic year 2019/2020), applications should be sent within the 1st deadline (before the 30th April 2019).

This centre has a high level of saturation, therefore we can not guarantee a place for all students interested in making a stay in this centre. This is why applications will be accepted preferably for the 1st semester (September 2019 to January of 2020).

Important: The access to clinical internships of the 6th course of Medicine will only be allowed in the 1st semester (September to December 2019).

The Vice Rectorate for Coordination an Internation Relations wishes you a nice stay at UPV/EHU.